Obituary for the Mother of Fr. Tomlinson

Obituary for the Mother of Fr. Tomlinson

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Janet Ellis deGrouchy, nee Janet Lee Ellis, age 92, of Princeton, NJ passed away on April 22 of natural causes.

Janet was born in Trenton NJ eldest child of William John Ellis and Blanche Marie Law. She was raised on the grounds of Trenton State Hospital as her father was Commissioner of Institutions and Agencies in NJ. She graduated from George School in 1942, attended William Smith College, Ursinus College and graduated from Trenton State Teacher’s College in 1946, lettering in field hockey, basketball and tennis. After graduation she taught physical education in the Chevy Chase, Maryland school system and later was active in teaching tennis and in the foundation of the Princeton community tennis program. She was a ranked tennis player and longstanding member of Pretty Brook Tennis Club. She also was a life master bridge player. She belonged to the Colonial Dames, The Present Day Club and Springdale Golf Club. She was an extremely generous and beloved friend and a devoted dog lover.

Janet is survived by her husband Jack deGrouchy, her children Richard, David, Elizabeth and Andrew Tomlinson, Lisa Kincannon, Jan Hraska, Suzy deGrouchy, her  grandchildren Sasha Pantel, Coleman and Sophia Bartels, Emily, Sam, Will, Drew, Chloe and Trevor Tomlinson, Zoe Hraska, Tommy and Georgeann Siller., and great grandson Jacob Carl Pantel. She was preceded in death by her first husband William Barrington Tomlinson, her sister Mary Ellen Doll, brother John Ellis and son John Jay Tomlinson as well as many generations of dogs of all shapes and sizes.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 3 at 10:30 am at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing, 101 Scotch Road, Ewing Township NJ 08628.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SAVE Princeton Animal Rescue, 1010 Route 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.

Art, Basketball, VBS and Theatre: Summer Offerings for Children

Art, Basketball, VBS and Theatre: Summer Offerings for Children

ART CAMP is available either 12 –16 June or 19-23 June for students entering K5-8th grade with Marilyn Alber. Classes are 2 hours daily (Monday-Friday) and include demonstrations along with individual instruction on different media, including pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and acrylics. Fees are $160 for a week. Materials are provided. Classes will be on campus in the PAC-Art Room. Deadline for registration is Monday 29 May. Forms are available at the school office or via this link: flyer and registration form. Questions? Contact Marilyn at

DRIBBLE FOR DESTINY is 10-13 July for ages 6-13. Camp includes ball dribbling, passing, shooting, ball handling, contests, daily devotions, videos, snacks and full court play. An awards ceremony is 13 July at 11a. Cost is $95 and includes a t-shirt or ball. Registration forms are in the parish office and on the website.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL is 23-28 July 2017. We are bringing in Totus Tuus from the Diocese of Charlotte.

  • Grade school program runs Monday-Friday, 9a-2:30p (students bring bag lunches from home)
  • Junior and Senior High School program runs from  Sunday to Thursday, 7-9p.

Cost is $20 per child, with a family maximum cost of $40. Please fill out registration forms as soon as possible. Registration opens to non-parishioners on 1 May. All registration forms are due no later than 9 June 2017. Please call Maria Barontini at 864.331.3919 for forms and additional information. Links to forms: volunteers, registration of kids, and waiver.

CHORAL THEATRE CAMP is 11-17 June. Participants will enjoy a faith-building, fully costumed musical drama. Each half day session is an all-inclusive activity with themed snacks, social activities, outdoor time and rehearsals of singing, staging and basic choreography. There are only 40 spots open for this exciting week of fun, singing, acting and games! The final performances will be 17 June at 11a (Saturday).

  • Rising first-4th graders will perform Elijah!: God’s Faithful Prophet retelling the dramatic story of Mount Carmel as all the prophets, both genuine and phony, prayed to have their altar ignited in flames by the power of their God.
  • Rising 5th- 8th graders will perform Esther bringing the story to life of royalty, secret plots, imaginary camels, and evil assistants!

Program fee is $85 for 1 child, $150 for 2 children and a maximum family fee of $200. Fees include instruction, t-shirt, themed snacks and materials. Registration is due no later than 10 May. Links to forms: description of program, registration.